|Mother Jones Radio: Morey Meniscus - Mother Jones Radio|
If you like your news served up like fast-food Nuggets, Morey's Minute is sure to satisfy. Host Morey Meniscus (Yes, you've seen his byline in WeekTime magazine) is keenly aware that his next big scoop might be just around the corner, whether he knows it or not. With an established insider status that could only come from years of work as a cog in the Washington press machine, Morey has truly earned his reputation as a Mainstream reporter with a capital M! Yessir, when Morey approaches the beast...
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|Middle East Update; Conservativism's "Funding Father"; Pacifica Radio Archives - Mother Jones Radio|
We begin this week with an update on events in Lebanon and the rest of the Middle East. University of San Francisco politics professor and peace and justice studies chair Stephen Zunes brings us up to date on the latest turmoil, including the assassination of a Christian cabinet minister in Lebanon. Plus, Mother Jones' current issue has a special focus on corporate social responsibility. While some companies are simply "greenwashing" their images by making minor changes to their environmental po...
Keywords: Lebanon; Middle East; greenwashing; corporate social responsibility; Interface; conservatives; Pacifica Radio
|Mother Jones Radio: Full Audio of Debate Between Richard Pombo and Pete McClosky - Mother Jones Radio|
Full Audio of Debate Between Richard Pombo and Pete McClosky. Date recorded: May 15, 2006.
Keywords: debate; Richard Pombo; Pete McClosky; California; Congress
|Mother Jones Radio 06-03-05: Port Security: Separating the Safety Issues from the Spin - Mother Jones Radio|
It's the security, stupid! U.S. port security is so ineffective, ports could be run by Dubai or Donald Duck - cargo still wouldn't be screened properly. Matthew Brzezinski, author of "Fortress America: An Inside Look at the Coming Surveillance State," tells us the truth about the Dubai ports deal. Is it really a risk? What are the facts about port security in America, and how can we fix the gaps? Also, economist James Galbraith tells us that "quitting Iraq won't undo the real damage of war." The...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; environment; iraq; privacy
|Mother Jones Radio 06-01-08: Bush's "Warrantless Wiretaps": Why Did the Times Delay the Story's Publication? - Mother Jones Radio|
David Brock of press watchdog Media Matters turns a critical eye on the New York Times. Since the Times broke the story of the Bush administration's warrantless wiretaps, almost no one's been happy. Conservatives like Ann Coulter call the paper the "Treason Times;" progressives question why the story wasn't released sooner. Who's right? And what's the inside story behind the paper's decision to hold the scoop? Also, Republican congressman Walter B...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; wiretap; Bush; Iraq
|Mother Jones Radio 05-08-14: Soldiers and Families Protest the War - Mother Jones Radio|
Finally, military families' protest against the Iraq war has moved into the headlines. One bereaved mother camped out near George Bush's Texas ranch has helped focus attention on families' dissatisfaction with the war. Does Cindy Sheehan's protest in Crawford mean a turning point for America? Mother Jones Radio talks to Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-California), gets a live update from Baghdad correspondent David Enders, and checks in with veterans and military families who oppose the war...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; bush; iraq; military; Cindy Sheehan; anti-war
|Mother Jones Radio 06-01-15: Rising Violence in Iraq; the Progressive Islamic Movement in America - Mother Jones Radio|
Iraq correspondent David Enders first went to Iraq as a 23-year-old reporter who worked, un-embedded and unprotected, outside the relatively safe "Green Zone." But now he's back from a trip to Jordan, saying he decided against returning to Iraq because it has become too dangerous -- even for him. He tells us why. Plus, we'll talk about something you won't hear much about in the mainstream media: the progressive Islamic movement, including one woman's case that Mohammad was a feminist...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; iraq; islam; palestine; rights
|Mother Jones Radio 05-07-10: Can the Law Stop Domestic Violence? - Mother Jones Radio|
Are police and lawmakers doing enough to stop domestic violence? We'll hear from Patricia Prickett, a domestic violence prevention advocate who has accompanied police on over a thousand domestic violence calls. We'll also hear from journalist Sara Catania, who writes about domestic violence in the July/August issue of Mother Jones. Plus, investigative journalist Peter Byrne exposes the military's new tactics for spying on American civilians...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; bush; domestic violence; military; pentagon; privacy; surveillance
|Mother Jones Radio: John Laesch on Terrorism - Mother Jones Radio|
Keywords: John Laesch; terrorism; politics; election
|Mother Jones Radio 05-05-19: Why Mainstream Coverage of Global Warming Has Failed - Mother Jones Radio|
In the premiere broadcast, Mother Jones Radio exposes junk scientists and pseudo-journalists who say global warming is a hoax - and who get millions of dollars from ExxonMobil. Investigative journalist Ross Gelbspan discusses why mainstream media coverage of global warming has failed. Chris Mooney, author of "The Republican War on Science," tells us how ExxonMobil is one of the last - and loudest - holdouts in the campaign to deny the dangers of global warming...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; Global warming; Oil; whistleblower
|Mother Jones Radio 05-10-02: A Few Bad Apples? Detainee Abuse in Iraq - Mother Jones Radio|
Is detainee abuse committed by a handful of soldiers, or is it a widespread problem in the military? Some military insiders say it's commonplace, and have gone public with the help of Human Rights Watch. We talk to HRW's senior military analyst, Marc Garlasco, who before 2003 spent seven years at the Pentagon as an intelligence analyst. Garlasco tells the story of three army officers who witnessed prisoner abuse, including the breaking of a detainee's legs with a baseball bat...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; detainees; military; pentagon; rights; scotus; torture; John Roberts; Supreme Court
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|Mother Jones Radio: Lakoff - Mother Jones Radio|
An 18-minute interview with linguist George Lakoff, author of "Whose Freedom?: The Battle Over America's Most Important Idea." This is a longer version of the interview originally broadcast on Mother Jones Radio's July 23, 2006 show.
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|Mother Jones Radio: 2006 Take Back America Conference - Mother Jones Radio|
Check out our interviews with Michael Kazin on populism, Mark Levine on net neutrality, and Amy Sullivan on progressive evangelicals. Plus, listen as our own Angie Coiro co-hosts the Peter B. Collins Show on day one and day two of the conference.
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; politics; progressive
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|Mother Jones Radio 05-07-24: Money and the Law - Mother Jones Radio|
Angie Coiro takes a close look at Supreme Court nominee John Roberts. Does he fit the neocon profile of "business first, people last?" Washington correspondent Michael Scherer and People For the American Way president Ralph Neas tell us why Roberts might be "Scalia in wolf's clothing." Plus, we look how business took over Texas law so blatantly that it made a consumer activist out of a lifelong Republican...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; neoconservativism; palestine; scotus; John Roberts; Homeowners
|Mother Jones Radio 06-02-12: A Diplomatic Solution to Iran's Nuclear Ambitions - Mother Jones Radio|
What's the real story on Iran's nuclear ambitions? Former United Nations weapons inspector David Albright takes the threat very seriously. "How many countries are going to fall on their sword to get a nuclear power plant?" he asks. However, Albright also says there's still time for a solution based on diplomacy rather than military intervention. Plus, your occasional sleepless nights have become a jackpot for drug companies...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; UN; capitalism; david albright; drug companies; military; nuclear power; pentagon
|Mother Jones Radio 2006-05-28: "Big Coal"; Juan Cole on the Middle East; Gold Mining in Alaska - Mother Jones Radio|
Jeff Goodell, author of "Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America's Energy Future," has a reality check for George Bush on this week's show: "The idea of coal as an alternative fuel is hilarious. There is nothing alternative about coal. It's the rock that fueled the industrial revolution." Also, we meet Mother Jones' new Washington bureau chief James Ridgeway, fresh from the Village Voice. We check in with Mother Jones correspondent Ken Miller, whose article in the current issue looks at Alaska...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; coal; iraq; alaska
|Mother Jones Radio 05-09-18: Helen Thomas on the Press; Student Leaders on Campus Activism - Mother Jones Radio|
Helen Thomas, the "first lady of the press" who has covered the White House for 62 years, checks in with Angie about the state of the press after Hurricane Katrina. Will the press corps, newly re-energized after criticizing Bush's bungled response, stay on the ball? Or will the media lose their teeth as the memory of the hurricane fades away? We also chat with four student activists to watch out for...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; bush; Helen Thomas; hurricane; katrina; new orleans
|Mother Jones Radio Bush Biography - Mother Jones Radio|
Keywords: George W. Bush; Biography; Mother Jones; Radio
|Mother Jones Radio 2006-09-24: The Future of the Republican Party; Veterans for Iraq Withdrawal - Mother Jones Radio|
This week, we look at dissent within the Republican party and the military. First up, Republican leadership is divided over torture and the Geneva Conventions. Human Rights Watch's Joanne Mariner helps us sort out which congressional Republicans have stood up against the Bush administration's torture policies -- and why. "I think it's very relevant that the three Republicans who are fighting the Bush administration's approach are the three Republicans with probably the closest ties to the milita...
Keywords: Republican; Geneva Conventions; Human Rights; Bush; Iraq; Democrats; congress
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|Mother Jones Radio 06-04-23: "American Theocracy"; Rumsfeld and Guantanamo; Yahoo! vs. Democracy - Mother Jones Radio|
Greed, hubris, and religious fanaticism -- the stuff of empires past, or a description of America's current elected leaders? We talk to former Republican strategist Kevin Phillips, author of "American Theocracy: The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil, and Borrowed Money in the 21st Century." Also, we speak with Nick Cron-De Vico, winner of the "Report it Now" high school journalism contest sponsored by the makers of "Good Night, and Good Luck." Plus, what did Rumsfeld know about torture...
Keywords: Mother Jones Radio; Republican; Religion; Oil; journalism; Rumsfeld; torture; Guantanamo; democracy; activist
|Mother Jones Radio 05-12-25: A Mother Jones Christmas - Mother Jones Radio|
On Christmas day, Mother Jones Radio brings you a touch of sanity in the midst of your holiday craziness. Join us for a sermon from Reverend Billy of the Church of Stop Shopping; a righteous gift list from political satirist Will Durst; and a Mother Jones glimpse of American spending and giving with editor Clara Jeffery. Also, we'll hear from the nation's first lobbyist for athiests, Lori Lipman Brown, and from the president of the Center for the New American Dream, Betsy Taylor...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; american dream; christmas; political satire
|Mother Jones Radio 06-01-01: Mother Jones Radio's "Best of 2005" - Mother Jones Radio|
This week, we hear the best of Mother Jones Radio from 2005. We chat with "first lady of the press" Helen Thomas and science writer Chris Mooney. They tackle mainstream media’s shoddy political and science coverage. We also hear from FDA whistleblower David Graham, who government officials told to be quiet when he found that Vioxx raised heart attack risks. Plus, we get a warning from writer John Sugg about the Christian reconstruction movement, which wants the U.S...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; politics; Christian; FDA
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|Mother Jones Radio Broadcast 05-08-21: Iraq's Missing Nuclear Scientists - Mother Jones Radio|
The Iraqi scientists from Saddam Hussein's nuclear and biological weapons programs posed a huge risk to international safety after Saddam's fall. So why did the Bush administration refuse to track down the scientists after the 2003 invasion of Iraq? Mother Jones reports that all but three of Saddam's top 200-some nuclear scientists are missing. Mother Jones Radio interviews Dr. Mahdi Obeidi, the "mastermind of Saddam Hussein's former nuclear centrifuge program," and the only Iraqi nuclear scient...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; biological weapons; bush; david albright; iraq; saddam hussein
|Midterm Elections; A New Threat to the U.S. in Iraq?; "Push Polls" - Mother Jones Radio|
This weekend, we look at the upcoming midterm elections -- and what might happen if Democrats take control of the House or Senate. What are the hot races? Who's watching for fraud? And if the Democrats do get a House majority, can they get it together to make a real difference? We talk to Robert Borosage of the Institute for America's Future and Page Gardner of Women's Voices Women Vote. Plus, in Iraq, a prominent Baathist says the resistance is gearing up to hit the U.S...
Keywords: Iraq; Mid-Term Election; voter fraud; Democrats; push poll
|Mother Jones Radio 06-06-18: Live from the Take Back America Conference - Mother Jones Radio|
What happens when 3000 leading progressives come together? We give you the answer, broadcasting from the Take Back America conference in Washington, DC. Host Angie Coiro speaks with insiders who have their fingers on the pulse of today's progressive movement. Progressive Majority leader Gloria Totten makes an argument for why liberals shouldn't give up on the Democrats. Sunlight Foundation director Ellen Miller tells us how corruption is changing voters' attitudes about the fall elections...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; democrats; progressive; liberal; election
|Mother Jones Radio 06-04-30: Rising Gas Prices; 200 Years of Human Rights; Chemical Weapons Disposal - Mother Jones Radio|
"End of Oil" author Paul Roberts talks about rising oil and gas prices, and what they mean for consumers and politicians. Are cheap oil prices ever coming back? "No," he says bluntly. "We'll see prices spike and probably drop occasionally, but the average price of oil is very likely going to remain much higher than it's been for the past two decades." Plus, we speak with Craig Williams, one of the winners of the 2006 Goldman environmental awards...
Keywords: Mother Jones Radio; Oil; peak oil; environmental; chemical weapons; immigrants
|Mother Jones Radio 06-05-14: Tracking Down Chile's Torturers; the Ethics of Food; Art vs. War - Mother Jones Radio|
Three decades ago, Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet's "dirty warriors" tortured Hector Salgado. Now he's tracking them down -- with a camera crew. Salgado tells guest host Peter Laufer about his campaign to confront his abusers face-to-face, and the documentary he's making about the process. As he told Mother Jones magaine, "I’m not going there to beat anyone up. I’m not going to destroy anything...
Keywords: Mother Jones Radio; Augusto Pinochet; torture; Iraq; war; Peter Singer; vegan; vegetarian; Bush; CIA
|Is Europe "Breeding Bin Ladens?"; Class and the Military; Former Ambassador Swanee Hunt - Mother Jones Radio|
We talk to Swanee Hunt, Bill Clinton's ambassador to Austria, about her new memoir, "Half-Life of a Zealot," and her work empowering women around the world to fight for peace. Also, Mother Jones writer and filmmaker Brian Palmer talks about how U.S. Marines are trained to deal with the situation on the ground in Iraq. Plus, UC-Berkeley's Zachary Shore explains why Europe is the breeding ground for radical Islam...
Keywords: Radical Islam; U.S. Marines; Iraq; empowering women; San Francisco values
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|Mother Jones Radio 06-07-09: Soldiers Against the War; America's Embryo Glut - Mother Jones Radio|
Increasing number of American soldiers are speaking out against the Iraq war. Peter Laufer talks about his new book, "Mission Rejected," which tells the stories of some of those soldiers. Also, artifical reproductive technologies have created a glut of unused frozen embryos -- 500,000 and rising. What should parents and the medical establishment do with them? Mother Jones correspondent Liza Mundy investigates...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; Iraq; embryo
|James Cromwell on "King Leopold's Ghost"; Affirmative Action at the Supreme Court; New Defense Secretary - Mother Jones Radio|
How will former CIA head Robert Gates' turn as defense secretary affect Iraq and the military? We hear from CIA veteran and military expert Mel Goodman. Also, we check in with the NAACP's Anurima Bhargava about the affirmative action cases the Supreme Court is now weighing. Plus, the new documentary "King Leopold’s Ghost" is a vivid look the Congo's colonial past, and how the country's history contributes to its current problems...
Keywords: Robert Gates; CIA; defense secretary; Iraq; military; affirmative action; Supreme Court; Congo; colonialism; carbon-netural
|Mother Jones Radio 06-08-20: Lebanon Update; New Editors-in-Chief; the US-Mexico Border - Mother Jones Radio|
Mother Jones Washington bureau chief James Ridgeway thinks Capitol Hill is overdue for the next blockbuster investigation. In his article "Sweet Subpoena," he outlines nine different issues Congress should investigate -- if it ever gets the guts. He tells us that Congress should check out "who's being surveilled, when did it start, what's the purpose of this, who's involved, and so on." Find out what other investigations top his list...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; Lebanon; politics; Mexico; border
|Michael Franti; Capitalism 3.0; Bush's "Unauthorized Autobiography" - Mother Jones Radio|
Musician Michael Franti, frontman for folk funksters Spearhead, was so troubled by the Iraq war that he went to the Middle East to experience the conflict firsthand. Staying outside the American-controlled Green Zone, he "would just start playing music on a street corner, or walk down the street and play music for people. People would be drawn to it, and I was the first American they'd ever met that wasn't carrying an M-16." We talk to him about how he turned his experience into a new CD, entitl...
Keywords: Michael Franti; Iraq; corporations; commons; George W. Bush; Sidney Blumenthal
|Mother Jones Radio 05-10-16: Flight Risk: Whistleblowers Say Boeing Jets are Unsafe - Mother Jones Radio|
This week, we bring you a Mother Jones exclusive report: Are you safe in a Boeing aircraft? Chances are, when you fly, it's in a Boeing plane. Now whistleblowers are saying some of the planes are dangerous. They allege that planes were made with faulty parts, and that those planes have got to be grounded immediately. Investigative editor Sheila Kaplan explains. Meanwhile, in Ohio, Iraq war veteran and rising Democratic star Paul Hackett took up the party's invitation to run for Senate...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; democratic party; iraq; war veterans; whistleblower; Boeing; Paul Hackett
|Global Warming and the Supreme Court; CNN's Lou Dobbs vs. CEOs; Innocent Man Convicted of Murder Goes Free - Mother Jones Radio|
This week, the fight over global warming went all the way to the Supreme Court. The Bush administration says greenhouse gases don't pollute. Twelve states and multiple environmental groups say they do – and that they must be regulated. We check in with Natural Resources Defense Council's lead counsel for the case, David Doniger. Plus, Sridhar Pappu tells us about his new Mother Jones article, "Lou Dobbs Turns on the CEOs." Sara Shipley Hiles and Marina Walker Guevara expose how one U.S...
Keywords: global warming; greenhouse gases; outsourcing pollution; Lou Dobbs; Bush administration; exonerated
|Mother Jones Radio 2006-05-07: Jane Goodall; Michael Pollan on Eating Locally; Contractors in Iraq - Mother Jones Radio|
What are the benefits and challenges of eating a local, sustainable diet? We speak with Michael Pollan, author of "Omnivore's Dilemma," who argues that we should think globally and eat locally. And Joel Salatin, the organic farmer Pollan wrote about in his recent Mother Jones article, checks in from his farm in Virginia. Plus, Jane Goodall tells us why she's still optimistic about the future of the environment, even in the face of today's environmental troubles...
Keywords: Mother Jones Radio; sustainable; Michael Pollan; Jane Goodall; environment; Iraq; military contractors
|Mother Jones Radio 06-07-02: Empire-building in Iran, Republican gay-bashing . . . - Mother Jones Radio|
Mother Jones contributor Robert Dreyfuss argues that the Bush administration's conflict with Iran has little to do with nukes, and a lot to do with empire-building. "You have to wonder why the Middle East is always the center of so much attention when it's such a big world out there. It *might* have something to do with the fact that two-thirds of the world's oil comes from the Persian Gulf." Next, Rolling Stone contributing editor Tim Dickinson says that Bush's support of an anti-gay marriage a...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; election; media; gay marriage; Iran
|Mother Jones Interview with Michael Franti - Mother Jones Radio|
Keywords: Michael Franti; interview; spearhead; power to the peaceful
|Mother Jones 05-07-17: London Bombings and the U.S. Minutemen - Mother Jones Radio|
London is attacked from within, and Peter Bergen is not surprised. Over a year ago, the acclaimed Al Qaeda expert told Mother Jones readers that jihadist attacks would be more frequent and worse because of the war in Iraq. This week, he tells about the bombings and what else may be in store. Plus, Washington correspondent Michael Scherer describes his trip to the Arizona border to report on the anti-immigration Minutemen...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; al-qaeda; immigration; iraq; jihad; minutemen; jihad; civil rights; border
|9/11 Anniversary; Military Contractors; A is for Afro - Mother Jones Radio|
On the fifth anniversary of 9/11, are we really making progress against terrorism? We speak with Matt Brzezinski, author of "Fortress America: An Inside Look at the Coming Surveillance State," about the Bush administration's mixed record on fighting terrorism. Plus, if George Bush won't enact emission caps to fight global warming, Arnold Schwarzenegger will. The Union of Concerned Scientists' Jason Mark looks into how the state of California is stepping up to fight global warming -- without the ...
Keywords: terrorism; Bush; Schwarzenegger; global warming; military contractors; Chicago
|Mother Jones Radio 06-04-02: Hurricane Katrina Recovery: Stories of Hope - Mother Jones Radio|
What does it take to recover from Katrina? Leadership, fortitude, and maybe the skills you pick up playing Grand Theft Auto. "We simply took over warehouses, broke into them, hot-wired people's forklifts and started unloading trucks left and right," says Connie Moran, the mayor of tiny Ocean Spring, Mississippi. Plus, we talk with Malik Rahim, founder of a community health clinic that sprung up in the wake of the hurricane, serving poor residents for free...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; grand theft auto; hurricane; katrina; new orleans
|Mother Jones Radio 06-03-26: Iran; Did Pro-Choicers Save America?; Intellectual Property; Sex Trafficking - Mother Jones Radio|
Investigative reporter Robert Dreyfuss exposes the causes of the developing tension between Iran and the US. "The problem is that you are dealing with two regimes run by fundamentalists: one ours and the other theirs." Plus, we talk sex with Christina Page, author of "How the Pro-Choice Movement Saved America." She argues that fundamentalist movements -- be they anti-gay or anti-choice -- have one thing in common: They're anti-sex...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; NSA; bush; human trading
|Mother Jones Radio 06-07-31: John Dean; "Back-Door" Tax Cuts for the Rich; Christian Rock - Mother Jones Radio|
John Dean gained fame as the former Nixon legal counsel who became the star witness in the Watergate prosecution. Now he's back in the spotlight with a new book that claims the Republican party is being run by extremist "conservatives without conscience." Dean tells why he's optimistic that the party can move back to the center. Also, the IRS is slashing the number of auditors who work on gift and estate taxes -- in other words, taxes for the wealthiest Americans...
Keywords: Mother Jones; Radio; Interview; blog; politics